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New ideas and new technology are helping us save, spend, invest smarter than ever.
Financial innovations are helping us save, spend, invest, and retire smarter, by Janet Bodnar
A wave of fraud cases hits Wall Street. Here’s what it means to you.
Rising Medicaid and school costs outstrip improving revenues.
Should I give handouts to panhandlers?, by Knight Kiplinger
More secure chip technology replaces the magnetic strip.
Penny auctions promise deep discounts, but you rarely win.
You'll be entitled to compensation for lost luggage and getting bumped from a flight.
Foreign stocks on sale, by Whitney Tilson and John Heins
What to do with old 401(k) accounts.
Are you a gambler or an investor?, by Robert Frick
Exchange-traded funds are easy to trade and offer you an affordable way to build a diversified portfolio, by James Glassman
Can the U.S. stock market overcome an increasingly shaky economy?
Consider bond funds run by seasoned pros to navigate this tricky fixed-income environment.
Corporations are doing a much better job of staying in the black than governments.
Take advantage of these three opportunities now.
A trip to the mall reveals which shops the cool kids think are worth investing in right now.
If you insist on owning the yellow metal itself, beware of rip-offs. Plus, the safest places to buy gold.
This unusual fund doesn’t let big companies dominate.
The dismal long-term prospects for the U.S. economy, by Andrew Feinberg
As the world's appetite expands, share prices are up, but opportunities remain.
Bill Gross starts an ETF, by Jeffrey Kosnett
Gold still glows, but even after a selloff, silver looks pricey.
The little-known Villere Balanced Fund scores in a conservative category by focusing on small companies.
We look at how much you’ll make – and how much you’ll owe – after earning advanced degrees in five popular fields.
Follow these for steps to showcase your job or find a new one.
Too young to be old, by Mary Beth Franklin
Insist on a license or you forfeit your legal and insurance protections.
Uncle Sam (and some states) will reward you for helping pay for a child's college education.
If those CD rates are looking a bit sorry, consider this strategy.
Kimberly Lankford tackles questions about paying taxes on a 2010 Roth IRA conversion and more.
From letter writing to tweeting, use all of the weapons in your arsenal.
This portable computers combine svelte styling and functionality.
Cheapest cars to own, by Jessica Anderson
What you need to know about summer travel, by Susannah Snider
A former insurance-industry executive turns a passion into a second career.